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WHY MEN SHOULD GET ACUPUNCTURE


​​Interestingly, men are less likely to seek medical help than women, which may be why they are less likely to consider acupuncture an option. But that's may be because they are unaware of the benefits of acupuncture for men.

Here's a list of 10 reasons why men can benefit from acupuncture with 7 Sages Acupuncture and Herbs:

1) Acupuncture helps improve athletic performance and recovery.


​​You don't have to be a professional sports player to use acupuncture to treat injuries, relieve muscle

tightness and pain, or cure musculoskeletal imbalances.

Acupuncture can help improve athletic performance in even the most casual weekend warrior in a multitude of ways:

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Increases strength

  • Improves range of motion

  • Increases flexibility

  • Stimulates tissue repair

  • Increases VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake) and anaerobic threshold

  • Accelerates post-exercise recovery after intense exertion resulting in less muscle soreness and reduced heart rate, oxygen consumption, and blood lactate.​​


2) Acupuncture helps improve seasonal allergies.


​If you suffer from pollen allergies, you know how irritating or disabling the runny or stuffy nose and headaches can be. Not only can acupuncture lessen the severity of the symptoms, but it can also reduce the amount of allergy medication (antihistamines) needed.


Getting regular, consistent acupuncture treatments will keep your seasonal allergies under control.​


3) Can improve sexual vitality and functioning.

Male hormone imbalance can deplete energy, reduce stamina, and lower your libido. Regular acupuncture treatments help move blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the proper organs to help increase desire and sexual stamina, sperm quality, motility, and quantity. It helps reduce structural defects – all important in treating male-related infertility issues.


Regular acupuncture treatment can be beneficial for men experiencing erectile dysfunction, especially when it is related to stress.


4) It Can help free you from insomnia.


Coming home after a long day at work requires an uninterrupted rest and sleep for the body to regenerate its energy.

If you love to work out or are into sports, you would know that recovery is vital to your workout results, especially getting enough sleep each night. If you struggle to get restorative sleep, try incorporating acupuncture into your lifestyle.

Acupuncture restores balance, allowing the body to relax and rejuvenate. It is often a better alternative to prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids.


5) Acupuncture helps relieve your anxiety and depression. It helps boost your mood.



Specific acupuncture points send messages to the nervous system to produce painkilling chemicals which stimulate parts of the brain that control emotions, including anxiety. Acupuncture helps to balance the chemicals released by the brain and hormones released by the endocrine system to alleviate mental health imbalances that manifest over time.











6) Acupuncture can alleviate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer manifestations.


For men sixty years of age or older, problems such as an enlarged prostate are common. A slow urinary stream, frequent urination at night, and pain during urination are common complaints of men with BPH.


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is one of the most common problems men face. It is commonly called the "enlarged prostate." An enlarged prostate often leads to bladder, urinary, and kidney problems, especially urinary retention. These symptoms can be addressed with acupuncture and herbal medicines to eliminate the inflammation in the prostate, allowing the urine to flow freely.







7) Acupuncture helps with burnout syndrome or stress at work.


Burnout is more common in people who work many hours a day in a stressful environment.

But this type of stress ultimately affects their cognitive function, emotions, and overall health.


Getting acupuncture helps with stress by reducing sympathetic (stress-related) nervous system activity, regulating the brain's mood chemistry to help increase relaxation and nocturnal melatonin secretion, making you feel relaxed, happy, and stress-free.



8) Helps alleviate cluster and chronic headaches.


Cluster headaches are six times more common in men than in women. Men can also have chronic headaches, neck pain, and more.

As an excellent remedy against pain, acupuncture can help give you relief for a more extended period.


9) Helps lower blood pressure, which often helps prevent cardiovascular disease.


Cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure are 2 of the biggest concerns for men; it is a leading health threat. Acupuncture uses needles to stimulate acupoints and release natural opioids in the body, decreasing heart rate and oxygen use. This lowers blood pressure.


10) Acupuncture is effective in helping treat bladder conditions such

as incontinence.


Men with overactive bladders result in stress and urge incontinence. Acupuncture treatment can help suppress this and reduce reflex bladder activity.


You'll be able to do the things you love again and perform well

on your job without the interruption of having the urge to pee now and then.

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